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  • Romney announces support from Florida legislators

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced the endorsements of his Republican presidential campaign by a slew of Florida legislators. Here's the list, as released by his campaign: Members Of Florida Legislature Endorsing Mitt Romney: State...
  • Senate bills are floating in

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With lawmakers set to be in Tallahassee in only a few weeks for a round of committee meetings, lawmakers are starting to file legislation that will be seen in the 2012 legislative session. We'll be updating you periodically with...
  • Longer terms for legislators the last thing we need

     
    If Republican state lawmakers are feeling confined by term limits, I wish they'd just vote to get rid of them altogether. After all, it's hypocritical for regulations-hating Republicans to support term-limit regulations, isn't it? Term limits also...
  • Bennett drops congressional bid

     
    Less than a month after filing to run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, is dropping out of the race. Here's the statement sent out on his behalf: State Senator Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) today...
  • Gaetz jumps to defense of Scott’s trust fund raids

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are so far giving mixed reviews to Gov. Rick Scott's budget-balancing plan for re-directing $8.5 billion from 124 trust funds into the state's general revenue checkbook. Wonkish, yes. But trust funds have been...
  • New bill would prohibit spending public money on stadiums without a public vote

     
    By Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton filed a bill Thursday that would forbid the use of public money for professional sports teams without a public vote. If approved, it would block recent attempts to use...
  • Senate majority bashes Scott’s high-speed rail scuttling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate sent a letter to U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, blasting Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the state's $2.7 billion high speed rail plan and pleading for more time. “This project would...
  • FMA, NRA make a deal on docs and guns

     
    Two major Florida lobbying entities,  the Florida Medical Association and the National Rifle Association, struck a deal Monday on a bill that originally tried to ban doctors from asking whether a patient owned a gun. After the measure was originally...
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
  • Repealing Florida’s growth-management law just got a lot easier

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The business lobby quest to repeal Florida's once-heralded growth management law just got a little easier as the clock winds down on the lawmaking session. As part of the ongoing budget negotiations between House and Senate...
  • House reverses itself, passes pro-developer language denounced by environmentalists

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House reversed itself today and passed a bill containing a provision that environmental groups have denounced as stripping the public of the right to challenge developments that would pollute or damage wetlands. HB 993...
  • Legislature sends elections-law re-write to governor

     
    TALLAHASSEE – With head-spinning speed, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a broad election-law overhaul Thursday that shortens the two-week window for early voting and places new restrictions on third-party registration groups....